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Stark Wood Furniture

Factory Finish

Stark Wood Unfinished Furniture offers a wide selection of already finished furniture in a variety of different colors from our manufacturers who offer finished product.


In addition, we offer an outstanding selection of unfinished furniture, which is our specialty. Many of our customers choose to finish their own furniture, which can help make their selections even more affordable, offers the satisfaction of their own workmanship, and gives the option of utilizing colors we may not carry. We sell high quality American made finishing supplies from General Finishes in Wisconsin.

Custom Finished

We are happy to finish your new furniture for you if that is your preference, and hope you will enjoy it for years to come. We use the same quality products that we sell in our store.  Your furniture will be ready to use when you receive it from us. However, the topcoat will be fully cured in 30 days. We ask that you treat it gently for the first month for this reason.

Here are the steps we follow:

  • First, the piece is examined and necessary disassembly done. All drawers, doors and hardware parts are numbered and labeled to insure they go back to the right place when reassembled.
  • Next, hand sanding is performed to insure a smooth surface to receive the finish. Any imperfections are filled or treated at this time.
  • The stain is hand applied, or if you have chosen paint, the color is hand applied.
  • With a stained item, when thoroughly dry, the first topcoat is evenly sprayed over the colored surface. After drying completely, the entire piece is hand sanded and then hand rubbed to remove dust. This process is repeated for a total of 2 coats for all surfaces, 3 coats for wear surfaces including tops. (Four or more coats may be used if needed).  When the final coat is dry, the piece is buffed with brown paper.
  • With paint finishes, 2-3 coats of paint and two topcoat layers are applied with hand sanding and rubbing between each coat.  A final buffing with brown paper is done.

No matter what your finishing preference, whether choosing a piece that is already finished, doing it yourself, or enlisting us to do it for you, feel assured that we strive to offer quality and value you will be happy with for years to come.

  • Stop in for a visit, call 219-769-8915 or email us today!